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DUBE, Jean-Paul
Let's Save the Salmon.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Ottawa. The Author. 1972.,  8vo, 21cm,xx, 211p., limited edition of 850 signed copies, this being #549, colour frontis, 18 illustrations, gilt decorated full brown fabrikoid, in similar slipcase, fine. (S3). - Salmon fishing in Quebec and New Brunswick: Restigouche, the Matane, Matapedia and North Shore. Illustrated with photos and drawings by Milton C. Weiter.
$50.00                          Book Number: 29741                         Order / Enquire

Tackle Making for Fishermen.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Adlard Coles in association with George G. Harrap & Co. 1954.,  12mo, 18.5cm, 101p., with 69 diagrams, blue cloth, fine in very good jacket
$35.00                          Book Number: 27939                         Order / Enquire

ERNST, Clayton Halt (Editor)
Deep-River Jim's Outdoors Guide.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Didier. 1947.,  17.5cm, 240p., text illustrations, cloth with green titles and decorations, a very good to fine copy (s3.9) Burns E40.
$50.00                          Book Number: 29810                         Order / Enquire

FISHER, P., pseud of [W.A. Chatto]
The Angler's Souvenir. By P. Fisher, Esq., assisted by several eminent Piscatory Characters; with illustrations by Beckwith and Topham.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Charles Tilt. 1835.,  16.5cm, first edition, x, 192p., engraved title & half-title pages, 31 engraved plates, decorative engraved borders on every page, in contemporary half dark green calf, raised bands, gilt decorations in the panels, floral decorated green cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges, bookplate, a fine copy Westwood & Satchell p93. A fine copy of the scarce first edition by English miscellaneous writer, William Andrew Chatto (1799-1864). "The work is clever and caustic, and contains a critique of several of the angling books of the day" (Westwood & Satchell). An important nineteenth century addition to the fishing library.
$499.99                          Book Number: 27940                         Order / Enquire

The House of Hardy. Anglers Guide andCatalogue.1966.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Willowburn Alnwick. House of Hardy. 1966.,  sq8vo. 21x17.5cm, 122p., many photos, 4 colour plates (flies), index, colour wraps,near fine (spg). ~ A trade catalogue with articles "Hints on the Artof Fishing" by W.F. Hardy, Captain T.L. Edwards, Fred Buller, CliveGammon, and Leslie Moncrieff.
$25.00                          Book Number: 32946                         Order / Enquire

The House of Hardy. Anglers Catalogue, 1967.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Willowburn Alnwick. House of Hardy. 1966.,  oblong12mo, 18x 24cm, 56p., heavily illustrated including many incolour, index, colour illustrated wraps, fine.
$20.00                          Book Number: 32947                         Order / Enquire

FITZGIBBON, Edward] by "Ephemera"(psued).
A Handbook of Angling: teaching Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Bottom-Fishing, and Salmon-Fishing. With the Natural History of River Fish, and The Best Modes of Catching Them.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1847.,  12mo, 17.5cm, first edition, xii,363p., with many text illustrations from engravings, complete with half title, in the original ribbed dark green cloth, gilt spine title & blind decorations in the panels, blind decorated borders on the boards, expertly restored, a fine copy Westwood & Satchell p86. Heckscher 749.
$399.99                          Book Number: 30940                         Order / Enquire

GREY, Zane
Tales of Southern Rivers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Harper &Brothers Publishers. 1924.,  8vo. 21cm, first edition, second issue (withH-Y on copyright page), ix,249,2p., ads., frontis, 80 illustrations,original cloth with photo illustration mounted on front cover, gilttitles, quite dust worn, spine titles faded, a good only sound readingcopy (gar). ~ Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, theEverglades and in the jungles of Mexico. The second of Zane Grey's eightfishing books. Although noted for his western novels, Zane Grey's greatpassion was fishing.
$40.00                          Book Number: 35797                         Order / Enquire

GROVE, Alvin R.
The Lure and Lore of Trout Fishing. Illustrations by Pearce-Bates.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Stackpole Company. 1951.,  21cm, 318p., text illustrations, bibliography, index, cloth, a very good copy (s3.9)
$30.00                          Book Number: 29826                         Order / Enquire

HALFORD, Frederic M.
Modern Development of the Dry Fly. The New Dry Fly Patterns, The Manipulation of Dressing Them and Practical Experiences of Their Use. Edition De Luxe, Limited to 50 Copies.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  NewYork. E.P. Dutton and Company. 1910.,  4to. 28cm, in 2 volumes,viii,219p., v2. (being 9 recessed plates), with photogravure frontis portrait of Edgar Williamson & 9 colour chromo-lithographic plates of fishing flies, 18 plates of colour charts, 16 photogravures of fish and fishing spots on india paper mounted, 22 text illustrations, printed on fine quality Whatman laid paper; volume two; with 33 actual fishing flies displayed in recessed compartments on 9 heavy board mounts. complete with half-titles, titles printed in red and black, bound in half maroon calf,blind ruled raised bands, gilt titles and gilt flora devices in the panels, maroon red cloth boards, marbled end papers, some slight wear on the edges of the board corners, (touched up), top edges gilt, a very good to fine set. (ds1) First Edition, edition de luxe, limited to 50 numbered copies, this being #9, signed by the author, A total of 125copies of this de luxe edition were produced including 50 for sale in the United States and 75 for sale in the British Empire. Volume two contains 33 specimens of actual flies, tied by Hardy Brothers and, or, C.Farlow's according to the author's very specific instructions, with careful attention paid to the colour and form of each fly. The book was aimed at those who fished the chalk streams of southern England but its larger message was that artificial flies should match their living counterparts as closely as possible. This was understood to apply around the work. This dictum, together with the author's skills in conveying the joys and tribulations of fishing have combined to produce a work that is much in demand today. Litchfield 73. - Halford was the high priest of dry fly fishing.
$8000.00    Book Number: 27952         Order / Enquire

Recollections of Fly Fishing for Salmon, Trout,and Grayling, with Notes on Their Haunts, Habits, and History.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London.Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. 1884.,  12mo, 19cm, firstedition, title-page vignette, 5 woodcut plates, chapter head & taildecoration, original slate green grey cloth, gilt stamped decorationsand gilt titles, lacking frontis plate, otherwise else fine ~ Starkman& Read p81. Hampton p45. The author, a medical doctor, writes of fortyyears of fishing experiences primarily in the British Isles. He alsorefers to angling in California and Prince Edward Island. The wood-cutscenes are from the sketches of the author with the gilt-stamped vignetteon the front (woodcut from a stone taken from Sauley Abbey on the Ribble)the same as on the title-page.
$50.00                          Book Number: 33862                         Order / Enquire

The Flyfisher & the Trout's Point of View. New Light on Flyfishing. New Light on Flyfishing Theory & Practice.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Seeley Service & Co. Ltd. 1931.,  sm4to, 25cm, 208p., colour frontis with captioned tissue guard, 10 plates (inc. 5 in colour), index, in full fine grain line, gilt spine titles, near fine An interesting approach to fishing-from the fish's point of view including a colour sense of the fish. Colour plates reflect the author's idea of what a trout would see looking through the water. Also includes sections of fly-fishing, fly-tying and a bibliographical study of fishing literature.
$150.00                          Book Number: 29867                         Order / Enquire

HILLS, John Waller
A Summer on the Test. With Twelve Dry-Points by Norm Wilkinson.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Philip Allan & Co. 1924.,  folio, 32x 24cm, xiii,[1],192,[1]p., limited to 325 copies, this being #13 of 25 large paper copies, each etched plate is signed by the artist, signed of the colophon by the author, on laid paper, uncut, in the original half vellum and fine grain green linen boards, gilt spine titles, gilt ruled borders on the boards, a fine copy, rare The best edition of a classic description of fishing on the Test, with each of the etched plates signed in pencil by Norman Wilkinson. "No one has better summarized the return to reason' effected single-handed by G.E.M. Skues than John Walker Hill in his 1924 volume A Summer of the Test". Gingrich. Fishing in Print. p224/225. ``For many years Hills was an able Member of Parliament, but he was also an angler with an historical bent. His History of Fly Fishing for Trout, a survey of the literature from Berners to Land, is still a valuable reference. A Summer on the Test is more limited and more factual than Green`s book, but its opening chapters that deal with the history of the Test as a fishing river is of more than passing interest, for he cites evidence even from the records of Romsey Abbey where dwelt some gay and undisciplined nuns and several abbesses who kept strict watch on the Test, a good source of fish for fasting days of Lent. The later chapters do include some fine reminiscent passage that clearly mark Hills as a writer of more than ordinary merit and a man deeply in love with this quiet from of recreation. The Library copy is no. 7 from the limited edition of 300. It is a fine quarto, illustrated by twelve delicately sensitive dry-point etchings by Norman Wilkinson, and printed with surpassing skill. .`` Starkman & Read. p126. The Contemplative Man`s Recreation. Included in their list of the forty book that are the ``Landmarks in the Evolution of the Literature of Angling: 1496-1969``.
$9999.75    Book Number: 30944         Order / Enquire

Loved River.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Faber and Faber. 1925.,  18.5cm, first edition, 281p., mapped endpapers, green cloth, gilt spine title & decoration, spine sunned, some cover wear, a very good copy (s3.9) Fishing in the lowlands of Scotland.
$30.00                          Book Number: 25906                         Order / Enquire

KENTISH Angler (Anonymous).
The KENTISH ANGLER; or the Young Fisherman's Instructor: shewing the Nature and Properties of Fish, Which are generally angled for in KENT; Their Haunts, Spawning Times &c., Rules and Cautions to be observed by Young Anglers; the proper method ofAngling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow,Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of ArtificialFlies; and An Abstract of the Laws of Angling. - By An Experienced Angler-.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Canterbury: Printed by J. Saffery; and may be had at Goulden'sGrocery and Fishing Tackle Shop, opposite palace street, Canterbury.1804.,  12mo, 17.5cm, the first edition, 40p., wanting the frontis and errata leaf, inserted is a folding Angling Scene engraving supplied from the London Illustrated News, clipping laid down on the final leaf and foot of p40., tape stains, internally relatively clean, very good, rare Original or contemporary owner's signature on the title page "Edward Scudamore, Bellevue Harbledown, Canterbury. With the remnants of a letter in Scudamore hand, with partial postal dated 1813?., W&S p126.One of the rare local books. Under the head of "roach" the author says:It is really surprising to see the shoals of roach that come up the river to Fordwich and Sturry; in spawning time the number is so very great,that it is customary for the mayor, jurats, or some of the freemen of that town, and likewise the gentlemen of Sturry, to catch them with a drag net and make presents of them to their acquaintances and poor inhabitants of Fordwich and Sturry. In the year 1782, Mr Woodrouff, Mr.Pidduck, two of the jurats, and some of the Freemen, did catch in one draught, one hundred and twenty bushes of roach, and many of them weighted two pounds, and some upward of three pounds a fish". At page 20are some "Lines by a gentleman, relative to fishing, which are too beautiful to be omitted by angler." Sage p122. Heckscher 1163. A rare angling book, printed in Canterbury and sold at "Goulden's grocery and fishing tackle shop". The anonymous author, who is clearly a Canterburyman gives a number of local references, remarks, "fly fishing is the most genteel, ingenious, pleasant, and innocent recreation of angling." Four copies have appeared at auction since 1975; 1999, 2001 (similar),2004 & 2006. The 2006 copy contained a clipping from The Field, (April21, 1934), printing a letter from F. William Cock relating to the Fordwich Trout and the Kentish Angler. Cock remarks that he knows of only two copies besides his own - perhaps referring to the Walsh-Litchfieldand Streatfeild-Petit copies. The last copy at auction (2006) which was complete made 53,600.00
$8999.78    Book Number: 33235         Order / Enquire

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